Deploying the OpenQuake Engine Docker container#

Build Status

To be able to deploy and run the OpenQuake Engine Docker container you need at least Docker version 1.10.

A basic knowledge about Docker and how this kind of application containers work is also required. For more information about operating system support (which includes Linux, macOS and specific versions of Windows) and on how to install Docker, please refer to the official Docker website.

Features provided#

Each container includes:

  • Python 3.10 from official docker image

  • Python dependencies (numpy, scipy, h5py…)

  • OpenQuake Engine and Hazardlib

  • The oq command line tool

  • The OpenQuake WebUI and API server (by default listening on port 8800)

  • Single node and multi-node installation (with dynamic scaling)

Available tags#

Currently two different set of TAGS are provided. Images are hosted on Docker Hub.


This container is updated on daily basis and contains the latest code with the latest features. As the nightly binary packages is only recommended for testing and to see what’s the next stable version will have. It is not recommended for production.

$ docker pull


For each stable release (starting with 2.2) a container is published and tagged with its release version. This contains the stable release of the OpenQuake Engine and its software stack. For the last stable release is also available the latest tag

$ docker pull
$ docker pull


Docker single node deployment#

Pull an image from Docker Hub (see [available-tags] ( ):

$ docker pull[:TAG]

Headless mode#

This modality is recommended when only the WebUI or the API server is used (for example as the backend for the OpenQuake QGIS plugin).

$ docker run --name <containername> -d -p 8800:8800 openquake/engine:nightly "oq webui start"

Then you can connect to http://localhost:8800 to be able to access the WebUI or the API server.

You can stop and start again your container with the following commands:

$ docker stop <containername>
$ docker start <containername>

TTY mode#

This modality provides the same features as the headless mode plus the ability to drive the OpenQuake Engine via the oq command on a terminal.

$ docker run --name <containername> -t -i -p 8800:8800 openquake/engine:nightly bash

The container prompt will appear, here you play with the oq shell command.

[openquake@b318358ee053 ~]$ oq --version

After you have restarted you container (same commands as the headless mode) you can re-attach the container shell using:

$ docker attach <containername>
[openquake@b318358ee053 ~]$

Remove a container or an image#

To destroy a container, type:

$ docker rm <containername>

To remove its image:

$ docker rmi openquake/<imagename>[:TAG]

You can print the list of containers and images using $ docker ps -a and $ docker images. For more details please refer to the official Docker documentation.

Docker advanced options#

Authentication support#

Authentication support for the WebUI/API can be enabled passing the LOCKDOWN environment variable to the Docker container:

$ docker run -e LOCKDOWN=enabled --name myoqcontainer -d -p 8800:8800 openquake/engine:nightly "oq webui start"

Getting help#

If you need help or have questions/comments/feedback for us, you can subscribe to the OpenQuake users mailing list: